Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thermopolis, Wyoming

Really, I didn't make up the name!!! We decided to stop in Thermopolis - it looked like a cool town. The first hotel we stopped at was full! We had been driving for hours - and this town seemed small, so we were surprised to be told that the hotel was full....but they told us the number to a Days Inn about a mile away. This was lucky - because it was a really interesting place. The owners apparently are avid hunters - the hotel is populated with 100's of mounted animals. I think it's a popular hobby out west.

The town itself is named for the hot springs that run thru the area. The Shoshone and Arapahoe Indians have a treaty with the US Govm't that says that the government will provide perpetual free access to the hot springs.....lucky for the public!

The "public bath house"

You can soak in the indoor mineral tub-

The water comes from the spring at 127 degrees .....they let it cool to 104....

There is a large outdoor pool also - notice the milky water - - that's the minerals...

We needed to move on - back to Cody....again, the terrain changed as we drove.

Pretty, though!

1 comment:

affectioknit said...

Amazing hot tubs...